TinkanDesigns

Ring-Pull Jewelry, Recycled Accessories, and Metalwork

Hereford, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2010

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TinkanDesigns

Ring-Pull Jewelry, Recycled Accessories, and Metalwork

Hereford, United Kingdom | 913 Sales

Announcement    Covid19: Despite these uncertain times I am still taking orders and posting as usual. However shipping times may be longer.
I hope you’re all staying safe and well.

Hello and Welcome to Tinkan Designs!
Everything you see here is handmade by me, using recycled materials.
All my packaging is either re-used or recyclable too. You can be assured that any plastic packaging I do use is re-used packaging, I would never buy new bubble wrap, padded envelopes or plastic bags.
I have also recently converted to buying PAPER parcel tape instead of the usual plastic stuff. I would highly recommend it! It feels great to not use that plastic stuff anymore! (Although I do still have some plastic stuff left so will be using it on larger items until it runs out)
If your item is a gift and you want pretty packaging, please let me know, and I will try my best!
Usually though it won’t be very pretty, but it will always be eco!

Thanks for looking!

Other places to see what I do:
www.tinkandesigns.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/tinkandesigns

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 13, 2020

Covid19: Despite these uncertain times I am still taking orders and posting as usual. However shipping times may be longer.
I hope you’re all staying safe and well.

Hello and Welcome to Tinkan Designs!
Everything you see here is handmade by me, using recycled materials.
All my packaging is either re-used or recyclable too. You can be assured that any plastic packaging I do use is re-used packaging, I would never buy new bubble wrap, padded envelopes or plastic bags.
I have also recently converted to buying PAPER parcel tape instead of the usual plastic stuff. I would highly recommend it! It feels great to not use that plastic stuff anymore! (Although I do still have some plastic stuff left so will be using it on larger items until it runs out)
If your item is a gift and you want pretty packaging, please let me know, and I will try my best!
Usually though it won’t be very pretty, but it will always be eco!

Thanks for looking!

Other places to see what I do:
www.tinkandesigns.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/tinkandesigns

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About TinkanDesigns

Sales 913
On Etsy since 2010

Tinkan Designs is about the creative re-use of waste materials

Hello - I'm Annabel or Tinkabel.
Recycling and re-using has always been a part of my life.
Art and creativeness has also always been a part of my life.
Tinkan Designs is my way of combining the two, and (trying) to earn a modest income!

Quite a few years ago now, I saw someone wearing just one ring-pull on a bit of string around his neck.
The seed of inspiration was born.
What a fantastic, free, and abundant resource, ring-pulls are! Not only that, but they are perfectly formed, and beautifully designed, as you will see, once you take the time to notice them! It's such a shame people discard them so readily!
So... I started collecting ring-pulls... and then I started making jewellery with them...and Tinkan Designs was born...
At around the same time I was also doing a Blacksmithing, and Metalwork course,(in my 30's!) and it was here I learnt to weld, and work with metal.
As a result, I have quite a range of products, and 2 different work-spaces - a caravan where I make the smaller things such as jewellery, and purses. And a larger metalworking workshop, where I can make a mess, grinding and welding, and store all my scrap metal! The underlying theme though in all my work is re-using recycled/scrap materials.
I do like combining these materials when i can, especially plastic, and metal, and inner tube rubber...
Rivets are one of my favourite things! I use a LOT of rivets in my work!
I have been making my jewellery for maybe 8 years now, and I am still amazed at how many different designs can come from the 3 simple main components I use - Ring-pulls, Washers, and Rivets!

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  • Annabel (Tinks) Neilson

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Having been somewhat nomadic for many years, I have now settled on a farm, in beautiful rural Herefordshire, in the UK. Where I share my life with my partner Mark, our cat, dogs, and chickens.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 23, 2015
Hello, and welcome to Tinkan Designs!
I am a one-(wo)man band - I design, make, photograph, edit, upload, write about, pack, and post, everything that you see here in my shop. (Sometimes with a little help from my partner Mark!)
Thank you for supporting my small business!
Keep it Handmade, and Recycled, it's the way forward! x

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Returns and exchanges
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, I can either refund, exchange or alter to fit, (as you wish), if the item is returned to me within 14days.
Any problems at all then please get in contact, and I will do my best to resolve them.
All my jewelry has a lifetime guarantee on it - I want you to wear it and enjoy it for as long as you can! Quality is important to me, and I make sure all my products are wearable, strong and durable, but if anything does breaks, however long you have had it, I will fix it for you free of charge! You will just need to contact me first, and then ship it to me for repair.
Payment
Payment is either via Paypal, or Direct Checkout - ( you just need a credit or debit card ), and is usually an instant payment, when you first make your order.
**We also accept Etsy Gift Cards here**
If I don't receive payment straightaway, I will contact you, to check that you still wish to make the purchase. If I don't hear from you within 3 days, your order will be cancelled.
Shipping
Orders for jewelry, and other small items will usually be dispatched within 3 working days after payment (unless otherwise stated via email - for instance if I am away from home)
Larger items, such as Trivets, and any item that states it may need to be made to order (please check each listing description) may take up to 3 weeks to be dispatched, but I will let you know via email, when to expect delivery. after your purchase. If you need it by a certain date, please let me know, either in a note to seller when you buy, or check with me before you buy. I can usually get it to you within a week if need be, but it is worth checking first.
Thank you!
Additional policies and FAQs
I do sell wholesale.
If you are interested in wholesale orders, then please contact me for my very reasonable wholesale prices!
Thanks for looking, and hopefully shopping, with Tinkan Designs!